¡Viva Chile!

¡Viva Chile!

Can you spot the gringa? Last Monday, September 18, was Chile’s national holiday, Fiestas Patrias. It’s usually celebrated with friends and family. Often, there’s a barbeque involved. Other than going to doctor visits, I had not been leaving the...
What’s on Your Bucket List?

What’s on Your Bucket List?

Last week, on the first anniversary of my son’s death, I took a little trip. I flew to Kansas City to visit friends. They showed me warm hospitality and took me on a tour of a place that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, Unity Village. I haven’t...
Francie Turns 21

Francie Turns 21

This week, my “Chilean daughter” turned 21. It seems like only yesterday that I walked into her 8th grade classroom for the first time, but that was back in 2009. Francisca would have been 14 then. A quiet teenager, she came to the front of the classroom...

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